Saturday, 4 October 2008

SUCH a relief....

Its been a long time coming - 21 months to be exact - but at last it appears I have this bloody disease under control - officially.

I had the results of my CT scan on Thursday.

In the past 5 months one tumour has grown slightly.  All the others are the same, no growth at all.  So I have 'stability'.

Not only has Sutent slowed the growth of the cancer in my body - it has stopped it altogether.

I can hardly find the words to express how fantastic this news is.  After all the set backs and disappointments, after all the nasty vile treatments and procedures and operations, after all the pain and the tears and the worry and fear, after fighting for my very life day by day, week by week - at LAST I can relax a little.

And I intend to, starting on Tuesday when Martin and I go on our cruise.  We really DO have something to celebrate now and we can do it in style.

Ofcourse I realise Sutent could stop working at any moment - who knows how long this will last ?  But however long, or short, it is Im going to make the very best of it and enjoy every single second because I really think Ive earned it.....



sybilsybil45 said...

I am so so happy for you. I doubt if you will even know how much ...Prayers are answered  we are thankful if they are answered when we would like them to be, It is much harder to wait for the answer... I do hope that we can keep in touch.  Mary my frined and I are off to South Africa on Monday till 26th. We will both have much to say and share about our holidays.  HAve a wonderful time.  Much Love Sybil xxx

rcfairy said...

Wonderful news Jane.

jeadie05 said...

Just proving once again there is power in prayer ...I am soooooo pleased for you Jane ,have a lovely well earned holiday Jan xx

sugarsweet056 said...

Praise God! Prayers answered. :)
So happy to read this, have had you in my Prayer Box. {{}}
Have you gotten set up over at Blogger yet, most of J-Land has moved there this past week.
Let us all know your new blog addy before AOL does away with J-Land Nov 1.
Check my old journal here for my new blog adress.

ally123130585918 said...

Jane that is wonderful news ~ enjoy your cruise ~ as you say you have every reason to celebrate ~ Ally x

cayasm said...

You most certainly have earned it, and I'm so pleased for you, enjoy your cruise, and have lots of fun.

Take care


ps Hopefully you will keep writing most of us have transfered to Blogger so with luck we'll see you there.

emcdonald2256 said...

Oh Jane this is brilliant news, this sounds so twee but you really are an inspiration. You're well and truly kicking it's arse!

tellsg said...

whoppeeee, I am so pleased for you.  Enjoy your cruise!  Hugs, Tells x

faircolleen said...

YES! (punches air lol). . .fabulous news.Now you can really enjoy your holiday.Have a lovely time   : )

funnyface0s0 said...

Oh Wow, Jane, that is such good news, you stuck in there girl and you've won this latest battle.  Enjoy your cruise, you have so earned it.
Much luv, Jaynee X

shrbrisc said...

you have earned it sweety and I am contining to pray for you

helmswondermom said...

"Stability" is good!